According to an earlier report, we reported on a rumor that Apple could be getting ready to launch an iPhone 5c with 8GB of storage. Prior to that, the lowest possible storage you could go for was 16GB, so by dropping it down to 8GB, it would undoubtedly help to make the phone a bit cheaper and thus more appealing to customers.
While Apple has yet to officially announce the launch of the device, it has been unveiled in another way on UK carrier O2’s website. According to the website, the handset will be priced at £409 off-contract which is around £60 cheaper than its 16GB cousin.
Unfortunately this 8GB selection has yet to appear on Apple’s online website itself or on any of the carriers in the US, so we’re not sure if this means that the 8GB model is only going to be available in select markets, or if US websites have yet to officially update their offerings yet.
So far based on multiple reports, it seems that the iPhone 5c is something of a flop. Some attribute the fact that the phone does not cost much less than the iPhone 5s which means that customers would much rather pay for the iPhone 5s than the iPhone 5c.
We had also heard reports that Apple was sitting on 3 million unsold iPhone 5c units but we’re not sure if this 8GB model will help to stir up some interest in the device, but what do you guys think? With a cheaper price tag will this make the iPhone 5c more desirable to customers who were a little put off by its price tag earlier?